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Bee on onion flower by Celeste Mookherjee

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Captured in the vegetable section of the volunteer garden at my local botanical garden. I enjoy photographing bees, even though they are difficult subjects. :) If you have a minute, the larger version of this is worth a look for the increased detail. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/7.1, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, partly cloudy)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (June 2012)

Top 10 in “Bees Wasps Hornets on White Black Brown – No Colors” in Bees and Wasps group (July 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work Celeste

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and details. Great viewed large.
    Bee’s have always fascinated me.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! They fascinate me as well.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    Love the way one can see through the gossamer of the bee’s wings.

  • Thank you, Bette! It was a good bit of luck that the bee stopped moving in a position that showed off the translucency of its wing.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    This is really lovely, love the detail of the flower head.

  • Thank you very much, Karen! I appreciate your visit and comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...about 2 years ago

    just marvelous…….

  • Thanks very much, Linda, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful lighting and detail on both bee and flower, Celeste! You’ve captured a difficult subject so very well!

  • Thank you, Anita! Bees are indeed difficult, and I’ve been known to throw away 20 or so files and not keep a one. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 2 years ago

    Wow! What a wonderful closeup! The larger version is a treat!!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi! The larger version shows all the little hairs so much better. :) I’ve noticed in general that RB renders fine detail best in the larger size.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 2 years ago

    Very nice details Celeste!

  • Thank you very much, Felix!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsabout 2 years ago

    Amazing details, Celeste. How beautiful can be an onion flower!!!!

  • Thank you, Eby! Onion flowers are very fine and delicate – and they smell mildly of onion.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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